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5 Reasons to Enter CodeLaunch

By CA Staff Blogger August 27, 2021

Startups, this is for you! The CodeLaunch DFW 2021 application window is now open! If you are a pre-MVP startup and on the fence about applying, here are 5 reasons you should submit your application to CodeLaunch DFW 2021.

#1 Free to Apply

There is no fee and no equity surrendered for a startup to advance and compete in the CodeLaunch finals. All applications are protected under a mutually exclusive NDA.

We do require some proof of execution, such as having your UI/UX mockups prepared. CodeLaunch is looking for founders who have proven their execution chops by putting together a polished pitch deck and have sourced some quality UI/UX mockups for your product.

#2 Professional Hackathon

The professional hackathon is what sets CodeLaunch apartment from other seed accelerator competitions. The professional hackathon is an all-out, coffee and energy drink-filled coding marathon where professional software and application development teams are paired with CodeLaunch Finalists to build out as much of their product as they can. That product is then demoed live and for the first time in front of the CodeLaunch audience, who then vote for their Overall Winner.

#3 Exclusive Seed Services

Since its inception, CodeLaunch has given over $800,000 in exclusive seed services to CodeLaunch finalists. These invaluable services range from marketing services to law services and everything in between. CodeLaunch provides everything you need to get your startup off the ground.

These seed services are provided to CodeLaunch Finalists via our sponsors. Without them CodeLaunch would not be possible.

#4 Pitch to VCs and Angels

Each CodeLaunch Finalists gets to pitch live in front of an audience! In only 5 minutes, competing Finalists go over their background, goals, and how their concept or product works. They will demo the product created through the hackathon for the first time! This is a rare experience to explain what makes your product unique and marketable.

CodeLaunch is where startups, angels, investors, and VCs collide. VCs will be in the audience watching the pitch competition! CodeLaunch is the perfect place to interact with VCs—even you do not win.

#5 Raise Funding & Launch

Ultimately, every startup wants the chance to raise funds and launch their product. CodeLaunch helps you do just that! Applying gives you the chance to compete to win invaluable services, find investors, and get your startup off the ground.

Apply Today!

CodeLaunch has changed the lives of many startup founders regardless of whether they walked away the Overall Winner or not. If you’re ready to take the next step, apply to CodeLaunch DFW 2021 by September 15th!

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